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I was testing EFS on AIX 7.1. it was working when I decided to start over.
I deleted the filesystem and recreated the filesystem with the same name.
Now I get the following when entering root's EFS password:
efskeymgr -o ksh
root's EFS password:
Encryption framework returned an error: libefs bad parameter

I can change the password but still get the same error message.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Also, once EFS is enabled with efsenable -a can it be disabled?

oslevel -s
7100-02-02-1316

lslpp -L | grep openssh
  openssh.base.client     6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Commands
  openssh.base.server     6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Server
  openssh.license         6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell License
  openssh.man.en_US       6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell
  openssh.msg.en_US       6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Messages -

TIA,
Dan Kaib
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Is your private key still valid?

efskeymgr -v

Maybe it could help regenerating the key

efskeymgr -R <algo>

e.g.

efskeymgr -R RSA_1024

And no, you can't revert the actions taken by efsenable (create admin/user/group keystores, create /var/efs, update /etc/security/user and /etc/security/group, update Config_Rules).

wmp
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